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No plan to hurriedly resume railway services, says Amaechi


The Federal Government is not in a hurry to resume railway services in the country, Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has disclosed.

In a tweet via his twitter handle, @ChibuikeAmaechi, the former Rivers State governor said the move was to prevent trains serving as channels of circulation of the novel coronavirus.

He added that when government eventually reopens railway operations, commuters would be made to fully comply with the health protocols of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).


The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), had in March, suspended all passenger services nationwide to check the spread of the virus.

Amaechi stated: “We are not in a hurry to start train operations because of the danger of COVID-19 spread. When we start, all health and safety protocols must apply.”

You will not enter a train if you do not adhere to our rules. The train will not move if passengers do not comply.”

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